Membership benefits

Legal Support

We are the only organisation for musicians that offers a bespoke in-house legal service, including a 24-hour legal helpline. We give advice on everything from contracts to copyright and services that ensure you get paid. We also provide support to musicians who employ or engage other musicians.

Protection

Benefit from £10m public liability insurance cover, £100k legal expenses insurance cover and exclusive discounts of up to 20% on other insurances including instrument and equipment cover. Discounted professional indemnity insurance will also be available to you as a member, at the reduced cost of £58 a year.

Professional development and unique expertise

We believe in empowering and developing musicians. Whatever your career path, we offer a wealth of award-winning online resources, hundreds of advice pages on a range of subjects from rates to business tips, Brexit to copyright and performers’ rights, funding and much more. You can also get discounted tickets to our award-winning professional development and networking events.

Professional community

Belong to an active professional community of musicians from all walks of life. Increase your network at our seminars and events. Keep in touch with the wider music world through our regular news and campaign updates and join us in fighting for the future of music.

Standing up for musicians rights

The ISM has a long history of standing up for the rights of musicians and the music profession. Join the movement - get involved with our campaigns and help us fight for the future of music.

Enhanced status

Being a member of the UK’s professional body for musicians enhances your status and helps you stand out from the crowd. Use letters after your name to strengthen your profile and demonstrate your standing as a music professional.

Tax and business support

Our comprehensive tax and business services, including our free tax helpline, will help keep you on track throughout your career. Download invoice templates, contracts and guidance for free from our website.

Exclusive discounts

Save money with our exclusive discounts on everything from instruments and equipment to accommodation and high street brands.

Promotion

Find work with a free listing on the ISM Music Directory, the UK’s only online directory of music professionals. Promote your gigs and events through our social media and our bi-monthly magazine, Music Journal.

With the ISM you are in safe hands